Old Jun 16, 16, 3:33 pm
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For those not familiar with the term "SWU give away":

SWUs cannot be "given away" to someone without a specific use for one at that time, since it's not an actual transfer of an SWU from one account to another account (AA does not support that).

The "give away" process involves the person with the SWU calling up AA and asking that the SWU be applied to the recipient's flight, giving the name of the traveler and the flight information. So the process is that the recipient has to provide the giver with all that info.

And, obviously, the SWU could end up being "wasted" if it's applied to a flight which has no upgrade availability at that time and no upgrade availability ever opens up. (I think if it hadn't expired yet it would return / remain to the owner's account, at that point.)
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